Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

New station to revitalise Tees rail network

21st August 2019

Plans have been drawn up for an exciting new railway station to revitalise Teesside’s transport links. The proposed park and […]

Passengers are reminded to check before travelling to the West this August bank holiday

21st August 2019

Wales and Western’s rail network will benefit from £9.4m worth of investment over the August bank holiday weekend (Saturday 24 […]

Funding approved for new station in Essex

20th August 2019

On Saturday 17 August, Essex County Council announced that two Chelmsford projects – the new railway station at Beaulieu and […]

Update on progress to complete the Elizabeth line

19th August 2019

Crossrail Ltd. today issued the first in a new series of updates on its progress to complete the Elizabeth line. […]

Aberdeen-Inverness line to reopen on-time for passengers

19th August 2019

The railway between Aberdeen and Huntly will reopened as planned tomorrow morning (Tuesday, August 20) following the successful completion of […]

Crossrail planned to open ‘between October 2020 and March 2021’

16th August 2019

A new plan to complete the outstanding works and bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service at the earliest possible […]

Official Receiver enters exclusive sales talks with preferred buyer for British Steel

16th August 2019

Heads of an agreement to purchase British Steel have been agreed triggering a period of detailed due diligence of the […]

Leaders across the North demand a ‘Northern Budget’ to deliver infrastructure boost

15th August 2019

Leaders from across the North of England have today called on the Government to commit to a ‘Northern Budget’ in […]

23-days of engineering work to complete modernisation of Wherry lines

14th August 2019

Passengers in Norfolk will benefit from a significant upgrade in reliability and safety when a digitally-enabled signalling system goes live […]

M Group Services expands presence in UK transport sector with acquisition of KH Engineering Services

13th August 2019

M Group Services (‘the Group’), a leading provider of services to essential infrastructure markets in the UK, with a turnover […]

Smart ticket overhaul could signal end of the line for station barriers

12th August 2019

Ticket barriers could be removed with new technology being developed and trialled by Hitachi Rail. Prototype technology currently being tested […]

Drone footage shows major milestone for Metrolink works at Crumpsall

9th August 2019

Last weekend’s work on the Bury line resulted in a major milestone for the Metrolink Trafford Park Line (TPL) extension […]

Porterbrook appoints joint Innovation and Projects Director

8th August 2019

Porterbrook is pleased to announce that Helen Simpson and Chandra Morbey have been jointly appointed to the role of Innovation […]

Plans for new rail station back on track

7th August 2019

A new planning application for a railway station at Marsh Barton will be submitted at the start of 2020, Devon […]

Chrysalis Rail opens depot in South Wales

6th August 2019

Chrysalis Rail today announce that the Landore Depot in Swansea, South Wales will be re-opened as a rolling stock maintenance […]

Forth Ports introduces permanent rail service between Grangemouth and Tilbury

6th August 2019

Forth Ports today announces, in partnership with Direct Rail Services (DRS) and Eddie Stobart, that the rail service which provides […]

Story celebrates official opening of Birmingham office

5th August 2019

Story Contracting welcomed clients, partners and suppliers to help officially open its newly established office in Birmingham. Teams from Network […]

Freightliner jumbo train trial success with Mendip Rail

5th August 2019

In the early hours of Wednesday 17 July, a Freightliner 3,690-horsepower Class 70 locomotive hauled a train with a cargo […]

£10 million funding to kick start reopening of Black Country rail stations

5th August 2019

Plans to reopen two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line have moved a major step forward following […]

Story build upon Geo-Technical capability

2nd August 2019

Story Contracting are building on recent framework and tender successes by investing in a new Geo-Technical and Ground Investigation (GI) […]

New Camp Hill stations firmly on track with £15 million funding boost

1st August 2019

It is full steam ahead for the construction of three new Birmingham rail stations following a £15 million funding boost […]

Transport Interchange reaches final destination

31st July 2019

A multi-million pound transport interchange in South Tyneside will welcome its first passengers this weekend. The £21million facility in South […]